SJ4972 : Eastbound freight on Helsby - Mouldsworth loop, Cheshire Lines

taken 57 years ago, near to Manley, Cheshire, Great Britain

Eastbound freight on Helsby - Mouldsworth loop, Cheshire Lines
Eastbound freight on Helsby - Mouldsworth loop, Cheshire Lines
View northward, near the site of Manley station, which closed to passengers in 5/1875 - less than six years after the line was opened - but to goods only in 3/61, the line itself lasting until 9/91 mainly for traffic between Birkenhead via Hooton to Stockport and Godley Junction by the Cheshire Lines (CLC. The Class D freight depicted is headed by Stanier 5MT 2-6-0 No. 42968 (built 1934 as No. 13268, withdrawn 8/65). However, this engine was preserved and is one of the Severn Valley Railway fleet.
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SJ4972, 19 images   (more nearby )
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Date Taken
23 December 1961   (more nearby)
Submitted
Tuesday, 24 January, 2012
Geographical Context
Railways 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 494 720 [100m precision]
WGS84: 53:14.6046N 2:45.5548W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 494 720
View Direction
North-northeast (about 22 degrees)
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LMS 2-6-0  CLC 

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